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Old 04-09-2019, 08:30 AM   #1
Froggg
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Require password to login


Running Debian Stretch 9.8. I am the only user (other than root). Currently, the login screen comes up, asking for username and password. I put in my name, hit enter, and the password box disappears, so I have no options but Cancel and Login. I hit 'login' and I'm in. What do I set so I have to put in my password. I've already eliminated autologin and nopasswdlogin groups in Users and Groups. I'm wanting to do this for security and 'knowledge of how to do it' reasons. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 04-09-2019, 09:29 AM   #2
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i can do the su but sudo you may try this

https://askubuntu.com/questions/2810...ve-no-password
 
Old 04-09-2019, 09:30 AM   #3
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to change root -

https://www.wikihow.com/Change-the-R...sword-in-Linux

i had an issue when i first installed debian. also

do a restart....
 
Old 04-09-2019, 01:28 PM   #4
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If the screen shows entry boxes for both user and password, have you tried entering your user name then hitting the tab key to get to the password box and enter it before clicking login or hitting Enter.
 
Old 04-09-2019, 01:42 PM   #5
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Which display manager are you using? I suspect GDM3, in wghich case googling something like "disable auytologin GDM3" will likely sort you out.
 
Old 04-09-2019, 06:20 PM   #6
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Yancek, I tried your suggestion, no luck. I put in my username, hit tab, and the password box disappears as before, again leaving me with just the 'Login' and 'Cancel' options.

273, I believe I'm using lightdm. Per Synaptic, it is installed, whereas GDM3 is not.

Again, let me clarify. I want to be REQUIRED to enter username and password when I boot up and get to the login screen.

Thanks for all the suggestions and replies.
 
  


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